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Keeping Busy with Signs #275859
Sat Sep 24 2011 02:02 PM
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Earlier this year I was in a Car Accident. Sitting still in traffic and rear-ended by a guy doing 60. My Back was hurt pretty bad. I Couldn't walk for 3 weeks. The doctor told me I could not go to work and not to sit and watch TV the whole time, but to find something to do to stay Busy. That is when I started my Bowser and Lubester projects. I had owned them for 20 years, it was time. My Wife set me up work stations where I could work while sitting at 3 different heights. That worked very wel for me!!!

Another thing I did was to paint signs. I am an Automotive Cartoonist, but wanted to see if I could reproduce some old signage.

It kept me busy. I am now back to work on light duty. Hoping my body can adjust!!!!!

Here are some of the signs that I did.



1st one....Kept it simple!!!


Done on an old crate top


37" Diameter




This one is made with 1950's Drive in theater Marquee letters






18" Diameter


37" Diameter


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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: ToonMan] #275866
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SIGNS LOOK GREAT, HOPE YOU GET FEELING BETTER!!

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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: JW32] #275869
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Thanks JW32. Slowly but surely!!!


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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: ToonMan] #275884
Sat Sep 24 2011 04:22 PM
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NICE SIGNS DUDE. I MAKE & PAINT THEM AS WELL, BUT SURELY NOT MOTIVATED BY BEING REAR ENDED! LOL!


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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #275888
Sat Sep 24 2011 04:28 PM
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Lucky for you!!! Would love to see yours!!!


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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: ToonMan] #275902
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Nice Work Rob!


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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: moore798] #275910
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Thanks Moore789!!!! I appreciate it!!


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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: ToonMan] #276023
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awesome signs!!! man you did nice work,,especially the flying -A- ..TXS FOR SHAREING ALAN



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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: VEEDOL_AL1] #276025
Sun Sep 25 2011 01:10 PM
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Thanks Alan!! I have always loved the Flying A logo!!!!

Last edited by ToonMan; Sun Sep 25 2011 01:10 PM.

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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: ToonMan] #276070
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Originally Posted By: ToonMan
Lucky for you!!! Would love to see yours!!!


HERE'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE BRANDS I DID BACK IN 2008. IT WAS CERTAINLY A CHALLENGE DUE TO THE DETAIL.....



AND THE THREAD LINK FOR THE PROJECT.
(UNFORT SOME PICTURES DON'T COME UP.....)

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=16107&Number=98831#Post98831

I HAVE MADE ABOUT 30-40 SIGNS IN THE LAST 25+ YEARS. IT'S GOOD FUN!


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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #276090
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Sorry to hear about your accident.Hope your feeling better! Good job on the signs.

Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: 55gasser] #276181
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Thanks 55Gasser!!!

OMG that sign is incerdible!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mine are much more simple than that!!! WOW!!!!

Here are 3 of mine on the front of my shop.



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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: ToonMan] #276706
Wed Sep 28 2011 04:51 PM
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And this is one of my CAR-toons



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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: ToonMan] #279526
Fri Oct 14 2011 06:48 PM
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I had always wanted to try to paint the Coca Cola logo but was intimidated.
Here is my first attempt at it!!



The pic was the right way in my computer but loaded to photobucket like this...Sorry


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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: ToonMan] #279552
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Looks Great, Free Hand work [w/o the use of a projector or computer].

Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: Dick Bennett] #279574
Sat Oct 15 2011 06:31 AM
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Yes free hand!! I was shaking the whole time!!! I am making a bigger one now. Hope it turns out close to this one!!!


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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: ToonMan] #279631
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Nice stuff....


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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: Alex] #279633
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you are very talented!!! i`m married to a artist who is very gifted but she won`t paint a sign for me,,i guess i need to bribe her better!!! lol alan



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Re: Keeping Busy with Signs [Re: VEEDOL_AL1] #280122
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Thanks Guys!!! My family keeps asking what I am going to do with all of the signs!!! They are starting to pile up!!!

Here is the latest. Still needs a little touch up and clear coat.



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